Ben J. Hartley, artist


Which book are you reading now?

Live Methods by Les Black and Nirmal Puwar (Eds)

Which was a book you loved at school?

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Which was a book you hated at school?

The one(s) I have forgotten

Which book have you tried but given up on?

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Which book have you read in a single sitting?

The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham

Which book do you think is bad but other people like?

The Yellow House by Martin Gayford

Which was the first book that blew your mind?

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Which book got you into an author you love?

The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq

Which book deserves to be called a classic?

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Which book do you wish you´d written?

Would love to be able to write just one!

Which book would you never read?

The Lord of the Rings (any)

Which book is by an author you think should be better known?

W. Joe Innis

Which piece of yours is your favourite?


High Weald. This was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition last year.

Ben J. Hartley is an artist working and researching in the world of health.  A former nurse, Ben studied at Chelsea College of Art.

Twitter @benjhartley